Dec 26, 2012 6:00am PST
with the knicks. the knicks taking on the lakers in l.a. carmelo anthony's three-pointer puts them up in the third quarter. but kobe bryant, oh, he was solid at crunch time. he finished with 34 points, becoming the all-time scoring leader for christmas day games. lakers win their fifth straight. virginia tech's football team is honoring the victims of sandy hook elementary and the university's own 2007 tragedy. players wearing decals on their helmets with the number 58, those killed in the two shootings. virginia tech cornerback showed his generosity to strangers. he took his bowl game present, a $470 best buy gift card and spent it on three kids who just happened to be in the store. he just wanted them to have a happy christmas. that's awesome. that's a look at sports this morning. >>> the next hour of "cnn newsroom" starts right now. >>> happening now in the newsroom, roof ps torn off and scores of power outages. a winter storm slams through the south and midwest. it ain't over yet. we'll tell you where it's headed today. >>> l.a. begins a gun buyback program today five months ahead of schedule.
Dec 14, 2012 6:00am PST
is very, very happy. thursday night it was the knicks taking on the visiting los angeles lakers. the interesting point was, the laker coach coming back, the coach against the team that he walked away from in march. the lakers are struggling and did last night. the mvp candidate, carmelo anthony, sprained his knee. kobe bryant is beyond frustrated with his team. >> every game for us has a lot of meaning to it at this point. i don't think -- maybe if we were rolling, playing well it probably has added significance. but at this point, you know, i wish we had the washington generals on our schedule. >> it's not going to be washington generals but rather the washington wizards. pick up tickets. they are there in town. you can watch them. >> can we talk about this huge signing in baseball, josh hamilton, $25 million a year? >> yeah. i think you're worth what someone is willing to pay. josh has been a tremendous power hitter for a number of years. five years, $125 million. he's headed to a division rival. that makes it even more interesting. the dodgers have been doing a lot of the fre
Dec 6, 2012 6:00am PST
for your future. ♪ >>> kobe bryant now a member of an elite group, the 30,000-point club. the lakers guard passed the milestone with that basket against new orleans last night. 34 years old, 104 days, kobe is the youngest to do it. he started playing in the nba at 17. former teammate shaquille o'neal sent out this tweet during the game. congrats for dropping 30,004 over his career and still counting. a fellow teammate tweeted congratulations to the best scorer on the planet. huge accomplishment. congrats. >>> marking a solemn moment in sports. members of the kansas city chiefs attended the funeral for teammate jovan belcher. as you well know belcher committed suicide after killing his girlfriend kasandra perkins on saturday. the couple leaves behind a 3-month-old daughter. perkins funeral is today in texas. jovan belcher's murder/suicide led to another controversy for the nfl this year. the league that has dealt with deaths of current and former players, concussions, high profile lawsuit and bounties. the question on sunday, should the chiefs have played the game with carolina just a day a